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8 Places to Refuel After the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon
The Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon takes place Oct. 15 and 16. Whether it's burgers, pizza or beer you crave after running, Detroit has you covered with these eight Detroit restaurants:
- Atwater Brewery
Detroit is definitely known for being the "Motor City"; however, at one point, Michigan (including The D) actually had more production breweries than any other state. Opening at 11:30 a.m. daily and closing at midnight on Saturdays and 10 p.m. Sundays, Atwater Brewery is a traditional German lager tap house in the Rivertown district of Detroit. In addition to beer, Atwater has a full menu including sandwiches, burgers, pizza and more.
- Detroit Beer Co.
Located on Broadway near Comerica Park, Ford Field and the Detroit Opera House, Detroit Beer Co. is known for its appetizers, salads, pizzas, entrees, sandwiches and, of course, its handcrafted ales and lagers. It's open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sundays.
- HopCat Detroit
Known as "Detroit's largest draft beer selection," HopCat features 130 taps, a full bar and a kitchen that serves both "creative pub fare" and brunch. Open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., it is located in a historic building at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Canfield Street.
- Jolly Pumpkin
Besides being "that place President Obama ate lunch at," Detroiters rely on Jolly Pumpkin for its signature pizzas, truffle fries and craft beer. Near Shinola on Canfield Street, it is open Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Motor City Brewing Works
Beer is a winner among many post-marathon runners; additionally, brick-oven pizzas can also be quite appealing. Motor City Brewing Works, also located on Canfield Street, is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sundays.
PizzaPapalis of Rivertown on Jefferson Avenue or PizzaPapalis of Greektown on Monroe Street are the go-to spots for authentic Chicago deep-dish style pizza. The Rivertown location's hours are Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Greektown's location is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sundays.
- Traffic Jam & Snug
Established in 1965, Traffic Jam & Snug prides itself as being one of "Detroit's hidden treasures." Known for its award-winning cheeses and beers, it opens at 11 a.m. every day and closes at midnight on Saturdays and 9 p.m. Sundays.
- Vivio's Food & Spirits
Also known as the place for bloody marys and mussels in the D, Vivio's Food & Spirits is located in Eastern Market on Market Street and offers sandwiches, burgers and so much more. It opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.
For more bar and restaurant ideas, try out Visit Detroit's dining search.
Also, rumor has it that bananas are a common post-marathon craving, as well; if this healthier choice appeals to you, check out our Detroit 10: Smoothies blog post for even more places to refuel.
Freelance writer Danielle Alexander is definitely more of a pilates person than a runner; nevertheless, she'd totally be down to meet post-race at one of these Detroit favorites. Any takers?
Photo credit: Jolly Pumpkin